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DEAN FOR PRESIDENT
Vermont Press Bureau's Tracy Schmaler reported
today that Governor Howard Dean has decided to run for President of the
United States in 2004.
“We still haven’t changed the plan. He probably
won’t have an official announcement until January when he is out of
office,” Kate O’Connor told Schmaler. “We’re doing this because there’s
been a lot of support, and we wanted to be a little bit more honest about
it than other candidates are being.”
ABC.com wrote today, "While a Gov. Howard Dean
source tells us that the Rutland Herald lead today, that Dean has made up
his mind to run for president in 2004, is wrong—Dean has not made 'any
firm decisions' —Dean will indeed be mailing papers to the FEC today to
establish an exploratory committee, Dean for America, making him the
second possible presidential contender to do so (after Al Sharpton)."
Click here to read the entire ABC.com story
SORRELL WINS ONLINE POLL
Between May 22, and May 29,
www.politicsvt.com conducted an online poll asking,
election for Attorney General was today, who would you vote for?"
Current Attorney General William Sorrell won the poll with
39% of the vote,
the Republican nominee followed with 31%. A total of 99votes were cast.
Since www.politicsvt.com launched on January 22, 2002,
the site has quickly become a fixture of politics and government in Vermont,
attracting over 100,000 pages viewed each month from people seeking current and
reliable information about campaigns, elections and politicians in the Green
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JEFFORDS ONE YEAR
One year ago today, Vermont's junior senator changed the
balance of power in the US Senate. Jim Jeffords (I-VT) who was
barely know outside of Vermont shook the world with his announcement at
the Radisson Hotel in Burlington.
Jeffords announced he was leaving the Republican Party
and becoming an Independent.
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mill will return. The Rumor Mill has been merged with the Robinson
Report and will be updated on Mondays.
Starting today, politicsvt.com will have a new feature.
Every Friday we will post our Movement chart. This chart will list
who is Vermont is up and who is down. Check back later today for the
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for all the gossip in Vermont.
MAKES IT OFFICIAL
Flanked by a
number of Republican Legislators, State Treasurer Jim Douglas officially
announced his candidacy for Governor. Douglas
made the announcement on the steps of the capital.
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RACINE NO SHOW FOR GUBERNATORIAL
Today, the Vermont Business & Industry
Technology Conference held a Gubernatorial Candidates Forum & Luncheon at
the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington. Scheduled to be at the forum were
Republican Jim Douglas, Democrat Doug Racine and Independent Con Hogan.
Sources tell politicsvt.com that
Racine was not at the forum. According to Racine’s website he was
scheduled to “deliver the keynote address at the "Successful Aging
Conference," Killington Grande Hotel, at 12 noon. The Vermont Business &
Industry Technology Conference website listed Racine as attending the
candidates forum & Luncheon at the Sheraton from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
DEAN VISITS IOWA FOR
Governor Dean was in Des Moines, Iowa
yesterday blasting President Bush. Dean told fellow Democrats not to
make pre-September 11 intelligence a political issue.
"Are there mistakes that were made in
his administration? Of course. Are there screw-ups in the FBI? Of course,"
said Dean. "But I don't think this is a great political avenue to go down
for the Democrats."
Click here to read the entire Des Moines Register story.
HILL TO RUN
FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
Yesterday, Middlebury attorney
Cindy Hill announced that she will seek the Progressive Party nomination
for Attorney General.
Hill made the announcement on the
steps of the Supreme Court in Montpelier. If Hill is successful in
winning the Progressive Party nomination she will face incumbent William
Sorrell in November.
SPAULDING CALLS FOR
The race for the Democratic nomination
for State Treasurer is beginning to pick up. Jeb Spaulding today
called on his primary opponent to cap spending
for the Democratic primary
In a letter to Ed Flanagan, Spaulding
outlined his reasoning and asked Flanagan to join him in a spending cap of
"Vermonters would be well served by keeping spending on this election in
check so that it doesn't become a consultant and media driven spending
contest. I believe Vermonters want to hear from and see candidates on the
streets, not just on the radio and TV."
Click here to read the entire Spaulding Press Release
ROLL CALL SAYS VT
WILL NOT HAVE A COMPETITIVE CONGRESSIONAL
RACE IN NOVEMBER
An influential Capitol Hill newspaper that watches
congressional elections listed Vermont's Congressional race as, favoring
incumbent to win re-election. Roll Call writes that congressman
Sanders seat is "Safe Independent," saying that "The Race
essentially ended there when Sanders opted not to run for Governor in
Click here to read the Roll Call story
Read this week’s
Robinson Report updated on May
MUNT TO SEEK RE-ELECTION
Senator Janet Munt has decided to seek a third term to the State Senate.
In an e-mail to politicsvt.com, Munt wrote, "I am planning to run again
for Senate from Chittenden County."
Munt, 79, a Democrat, is currently serving her
second term in Montpelier.